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2014 Fraud and Forensic Conference



Details
Location:
Crowne Plaza
Address:
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Who Should Attend:
Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Internal Auditors, forensic accountants, governmental accountants, attorneys, and other accounting and auditing professionals or educators.
Cost:
$300 for both days (16 CPE Hours), $150 for one day (8 CPE Hours), lunch included
The two day conference qualifies for 14 CLE hours.
Additional Info:
Please make checks payable to "Department of Accounting" and mail your payment to:
Department of Accounting
Louisiana State University
2800 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Credit cards not accepted

Hotel: A special rate of $93/night (+ tax) has been set up at the Crowne Plaza for conference attendees.
To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 225-925-2244 and identify yourself as an attendee of the “Fraud and Forensic Conference” or click here and enter the dates, and under “Have a Group Code?” enter FFT.
To receive the special rate, reservations need to be made by June 27, 2014. Any reservations made after that date may still be able to get the discounted rate, but it will be based upon availability.

Online registration for the 2014 Conference is now closed. You may register at the door.
Please call 225-578-6202 for assistance before Monday, July 28.

 
 
 
 
Agenda
 
Monday, July 28, 2014
 
 
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.



Behavioral Side of Forensic Accounting
8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Sri Ramamoorti
Main Session


Business Valuations and Effective Management Interviews
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Jason MacMorran
Breakout Session


Stopping Healthcare Fraud
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mark R. Anderson
Breakout Session


Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.



Fraud: Government/University Emphasis
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Donna Torres
Breakout Session


Interviewing Mechanics: What Exactly is Underneath the Interviewee's Hood?
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tim Naddy
Breakout Session


How to Tell if Someone is Lying to You
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Scott Hilsen
Main Session


 
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 
 
Introduction
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.



How Organizations Can Prepare for a Cyber Attack.
8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Skip Westfall
Main Session


Identifying and Investigating Securities Fraud
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Frank J. Panepinto
Breakout Session


Structured Finance Fraud: Mortgages & More
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brian Andrews
Breakout Session


Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.



Badges of Fraud
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mark Shirley
Breakout Session


Tracing/Finding Hidden Assets
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ted A. Magee
Breakout Session


Psychology of Fraud
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Toby Groves
Main Session


 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
 
Day 1 (7/28/2014)
 
Sri Ramamoorti
Associate Professor
 
Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti, ACA, CPA/CITP/CFF/CGMA, CIA, CFE, CFSA, CGAP, CGFM, CRMA, CRP, MAFF, is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Director--Board Culture & Behavioral Dynamics, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University. His areas of research and teaching expertise span financial and managerial accounting; internal and external auditing; corporate governance, risk management, and forensic accounting; and the psychology of judgment and decision making.
 
Dr. Ramamoorti has a unique, blended academic-practitioner background with over 30 years of experience in academia, auditing, and consulting. After earning his Ph.D. in quantitative psychology from The Ohio State University, Dr. Ramamoorti served on the University of Illinois’ accountancy faculty. He has been a principal in the Professional Standards Group of Andersen Worldwide, was National Sarbanes Oxley Advisor for Ernst & Young LLP, a corporate governance partner with Grant Thornton LLP, and a principal of Infogix Advisory Services, Infogix, Inc. Dr. Ramamoorti is co-author of over 30 papers and articles and 12 books and monographs, and is a prolific, internationally recognized speaker having presented in 14 countries.
 
Active in the profession, he chairs the Committee on Governance, Risk & Compliance for Financial Executives International (FEI), as well as the Competitive Manuscript Award Committee of the American Accounting Association (AAA). He is a member of the Board of Directors of New York-based Ascend as well as the Chicago-based Institute for Truth in Accounting. In December 2013, he was appointed to the Standing Advisory Group (SAG) of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for a 3-year term.

Jason MacMorran
Director
 
Jason MacMorran is a Shareholder in the Consulting Department of Postlethwaite & Netterville. Jason joined the firm in 2000, and became a Shareholder in 2010; prior to joining Postlethwaite & Netterville, Jason served as a Senior Accountant at a local accounting firm.

Jason’s practice focuses on business valuation and economic damages, and his professional experience includes valuations for estate and gift matters, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting. Jason provides litigation support in economic damage issues, assists clients in complex financial forecasting and modeling, and performs general financial consulting.

Jason has prepared, overseen, or contributed to hundreds of valuations of businesses, interests in businesses, and intangible assets. He is a frequent lecturer on valuation and litigation topics, and he brings considerable training and experience to projects through his study to obtain the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Accredited in Business Valuation credential (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics credential (CFF), and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst’s Certified Valuation Analyst credential (CVA).

In 2011, Jason was appointed to the AICPA’s Business Valuation Committee. This ten member committee provides technical and educational guidance to CPAs that provide valuation services. Jason has also been a faculty member for the AICPA’s Expert Witness Skills Workshop, which trains professionals in testimony skills. In addition to his service to the AICPA in the valuation and forensic accounting areas, Jason has been an active member of the Louisiana Society of CPAs Forensic and Valuation Services Committee since 2009, chairing that committee in 2013 and 2014.

Mark R. Anderson
CEO
 
Mr. Anderson is a former CIO for 5 IDNs, an interim CFO and CEO of Rural Hospitals, is one of the nation's premier healthcare futurists and is one of the leading national speakers on healthcare who has spoken at over 1,000 conferences and meetings since 2000. Mr. Anderson has spent the last 41+ years focusing on Healthcare – not just technology questions, but strategic, policy, and organizational considerations. He tracks industry trends, conducts member surveys, publishes case studies, assesses best practices, performs bench
 
ing studies, and evaluates over 70 product categories within healthcare that are offered by more than 500 software and RCM vendors. 
 
Mr. Anderson has extensive experience in health care redesign and organizational restructuring along with a comprehensive background in start-up and replacement of multi-facility health information platforms, including financial, clinical, and decision support systems. Annually he publishes a detailed report on HIE and PMS/EHR software product functional, usability, and company viability. This evaluation decision tool has been used by more than 25,000 physicians and over 250 Hospitals since 2002. For his physician clients, he provides independent advisory and consultative services designed to assist physicians and hospitals in evaluating and selecting technology to enable the creation of the “The Digital Medical Office of the Future”. For his Hospital clients, Mr. Anderson conducts operational reviews, technology selections, and assists in development of long range plans.
 
Besides serving at the CEO of AC Group, Mr. Anderson served as the Interim CEO/CFO of Doctors Diagnostic Hospital, CIO for the Taconic IPA, VP of healthcare for META Group, Inc., the CIO with West Tennessee Healthcare, the Corporate CIO for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Health System, the Corporate Internal IT Consultant with the Sisters of Providence Hospitals, and the Executive Director for Management Services for Denver Health and Hospitals and Harris County Hospital District.   Mr. Anderson received his BS in Business, is completing his MBA in Health Care Administration, and is a Fellow with HIMSS.

Donna Torres
Associate Vice Chancellor
Louisiana State University
 
    Donna Torres has more than three decades of work experience specific to accounting and business management. Donna has worked in public accounting, as the Business Manager for a retail home completion center, as Vice President and Controller of a third party administrator for groups life and health insurance, and as a financial professional for LSU.
   
      Donna leads the LSU Office of Accounting Services which provides Payroll, Accounts Payable and Travel,Bursar Operations, Sponsored Program Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Procurement,Property Management and Imaging services to seven of the ten LSU System entities. Donna began her career in 1991 as Payroll Director. She was promoted to her current position in 1999. 

       LSU is the Flagship University of Louisiana with more than 28,000 students and an operating budget of $475 million. With the decline in state support, Donna has looked at streamlining business practices and cutting costs without cutting services. 

    Donna studied accounting at LSU where she obtained her Bachelors of Science and Master of Science degrees. She is currently Board Chair of Campus Federal Credit Union. She serves in volunteer capacities for charities and not-for-profit entities in Baton Rouge.

Tim Naddy
Assistant Professor of Accounting
 
Dr. Naddy is currently at Shorter University where he serves as Director of the Masters of Accountancy Program, the Chair of the Business Administration Department and an Assistant Accounting Professor. His passion for research in Behavioral Accounting stems from his extensive experience in the public accounting industry; a topic that he hopes his research and forthcoming publications will help to build the knowledge base for professional service industries for years to come.
 
Having begun his career in Big 4, he moved to a local firm environment and after a 8 years in public he stepped into a VP level role with an entrepreneurial, angel-round invested, Internet startup, only to see the company not get off the ground from a funding perspective. After spending 4 years with a private equity owned manufacturing/publishing/media franchisor (operations throughout North America) as their VP of Finance & Accounting helping to develop new media techniques for an old media (print) environment, Tim has now entered the world of Higher Education.
 
His former responsibilities have encompassed full suite transactional accounting, reporting, GAAP compliance, treasury, franchise operations, debt/financing and FP&A. He has a professional, outgoing and relatable personality, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. This is coupled with ~12 years of professional experience and a nice mix of “Big 4” public accounting and private industry gives Tim the "Holy Grail" foundation c-suites look for in a finance professional.
 
Through his consulting business, IEE Consulting, LLC, he serves the business community as a change manager in which he assists organizations with in-depth accounting, business consultation and organizational management including, but not limited to, daily operations, short-term strategic positioning and long-term exit strategies, as well as forensic accounting needs.
 
Specialties:
 
* Financial / operational / internal control audits; high-profile due diligence projects
* Excellent verbal / written communication skills; can convey complex financial concepts to many audiences
* Entrepreneurial Mentor – passion for educating and developing tomorrow’s leaders
* Decisive. Persuasive. Diplomatic - Strong strategic, consulting, problem-solving and conceptual skills
* Deft Financial Planning and Analysis – Strong financial discipline in both accounting and forecasting

Scott Hilsen
Director in Investigation
 
Scott is a Director in the Atlanta office of KPMG LLP’s Forensic Advisory Services practice and has over 20 years of investigatory and legal experience. He is a lawyer and a Certified Fraud Examiner, and he focuses on assisting clients with internal and governmental investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory compliance, and eDiscovery.
 
Prior to joining KPMG, Scott was a partner in an AmLaw Top 50 Law Firm where he specialized in performing financial, accounting, and regulatory investigations, securities litigation, and compliance. His engagements have involved bribery and corruption, financial and accounting fraud, conflicts of interest, kickbacks, false claims, and insider trading, among other things. Scott is the President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, he is on the ACFE’s National Advisory Council, and he is a member and former Chair of the Forensic Accounting Advisory Board at Georgia Southern University. He is a founder of the Securities and Corporate Litigation subsection of the Atlanta Bar Association, and he has been chosen repeatedly by Law and Politics as a Georgia Super Lawyer.
 
Representative Engagements:
 
• Led independent investigation of the Republican Party of Florida focusing on improper spending and kickbacks by party officials. The investigation indentified nearly $500,000 in improper expenses and conflict of interest transactions, and led to the conviction of the Party’s Chairman.
• Led comprehensive anti-corruption risk assessments and training for global publisher throughout Europe and Asia.
• Represented technology company in Department of Justice FCPA monitor review as the result of a non-prosecution agreement. Shadowed monitor’s compliance investigation and drafted anti-corruption and bribery policies and procedures and counseled company on anti-corruption compliance.
• Led investigation of large hospital association into issues of revenue recognition, earnings management, and fraudulent financial statements, which resulted in a multi-million dollar restatement.
• Led investigation of employee embezzlement and conflict of interest in India for software company.
• Anti-bribery and corruption investigation of automaker regarding practices involving Russian customs officials.
• Led investigation of large regional bank into issues of improper financial relationships and conflicts of interests between bank officials and clients who invested in bank-financed transactions.
• Led investigation of public pharmaceutical company into issues concerning the company’s Medicare Drug Rebate Program, which caused company to report and restate amounts owed to CMS.
• Internal investigation of one of the largest home builders in the US.
• Led investigation of internet payment processor involving a scheme to dilute chargebacks and uncovered an embezzlement by the in-house counsel.
• Led investigation of financial software company into issues of revenue recognition and percentage of completion accounting.
• Represented officers and directors of several public companies in SEC insider trading investigations.
 

 
 
Day 2 (7/29/2014)
 
Skip Westfall
FVS Managing Director - FTS
Grant Thornton
 
Skip Westfall is a Managing Director at Grant Thornton and serves as the firm’s National Forensic Technology Services Practice Leader and a Co-Chair of the National Cybersecurity Practice. Mr. Westfall’s experience includes cybersecurity, computer forensics, data analytics and electronic discovery. He consults with organizations on assessing and mitigating cyber risk and has led many investigations into different forms of cyber breaches. Having conducted several investigations internationally, including investigations in the EU and China, he is considered an expert on data privacy issues in Asia. Additionally, he has provided expert witness testimony in several cases at both the State and Federal level. Mr. Westfall has also served as the Interim Chief Information Security Officer for a Caribbean government, the interim CIO and CISO for several privately held companies and the head of the digital investigations practice for a large privately held consulting firm.
 
Mr. Westfall studied Criminal Justice at the University of Houston. He serves on boards of charities and educational foundations in the Houston area.

Frank J. Panepinto
Chief Fraud Investigator
Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions
 
Frank Panepinto is currently employed as the Chief Fraud investigator for the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions responsible for investigating securities fraud, most of which are Ponzi schemes, and also investigates mortgage fraud.  His division has full law enforcement authority in that they have statutory authority to draft and execute search warrants as well as arrest warrants and to seize evidence.  Their investigations are criminal in nature and are prosecuted by the Attorney General and by the U.S. Attorney.  He had been with OFI since 2006.
 
Frank was a detective with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office achieving the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Financial Crimes Division.  He also has experience in the banking industry investigating forgery and fraud and in the insurance industry investigating insurance fraud.  He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War then served in the Reserves as a criminal investigator until retirement.
 
Frank holds a Bachelor of Science degree from L.S.U. and is a Certified Fraud Examiner; a Certified Protection Professional; a Senior Claims Law Associate; and is a Certified Forensic Document Examiner.

Brian Andrews
Professor, Department of Finance
 
 Brian Andrews is the Assistant Director of the Real Estate Research Institute in the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He teaches courses in Real Estate Finance, Commercial Bank Management and Principles of Real Estate. Andrews is also a past speaker at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center at the Center for Continuing Professional Development concerning commercial real estate lending.
 
Andrews is the principal of Andrews Commercial Real Estate Services and
  •  Arranges short term and long term financing for commercial real estate projects throughout the country.
  •  Provides consulting services for investors including analysis of investment opportunities, review of appraisals and feasibility studies, and preparation of decision making financial models.
  •  Consults on real estate loan workout strategies and assists with bank negotiations
  •  Has been engaged as an expert witness in banking and commercial real estate cases.
He is a regular columnist for The Daily Report, a weekly enewsletter published by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. He was a contributing author of the “Louisiana Gulf Opportunity Zone Business Guide” presented by Louisiana Economic Development and published by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.
   
Andrews is on the board of the Greater Baton Rouge Growth Coalition and has moderated panel discussions on Community Development Districts and GO Zone legislation for the Growth Coalition membership. He has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Good Growth Awards Banquet for the past several years. Andrews serves on the Design Subcommittee to the Zoning Advisory Committee, tasked by the East Baton Rouge City Parish Planning Commission to consult on the implementation of FUTUREBR, the comprehensive plan for growth in East Baton
Rouge Parish.
  
Andrews is a past board member of the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Board of Realtors and has been the commercial real estate finance speaker at the TRENDS in Real Estate seminar since 1999. He was a speaker at the recent Smart Growth Summit sponsored by the Center for Planning Excellence on the topic of Tax Increment Financing.
 
He is a past member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and holds their coveted
Commercial Mortgage Banker designation.

Mark Shirley
 
Mark W. Shirley, CPA/ABV/CFF,CVA,CFFA, CFE is the Managing Partner of V & L Consultants, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA. His profession discipline and experience is in business valuation, forensic/investigative accounting, and financial analysis/modeling.
 
Technical and academic materials have been published by Wiley Law Publications, Aspen Legal Press and BVR including: Cost of Capital, 3rd, 4th Edition and 4th Ed. Workbook, and  BVR’s Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill. Technical articles have been published in The Valuation Examiner, BewertungsPraktiker Nr., The Practical Accountant, CPA Litigation Services Counselor, The Gatekeeper Quarterly, and The Journal of Forensic Accounting.
Mr. Shirley has developed several training and continuing education courses for professional organization accrediting advanced accounting and finance disciplines.  Additionally, advanced training courses have been developed in applied statistics and financial modeling.
 
Mr. Shirley is an adjunct faculty member at the National Judicial College, University of Nevada Reno and on the Advisory Panel for Mdex Online; The Daubert Tracker, an online Daubert research data base.
Since 1996, Mr. Shirley has presented lectures in over 50 US Cities, Puerto Rico and Canada including AICPA, New York Society of CPAs, LCPA, NACVA, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National Judicial College, LSU Law Center, FBI Academy and numerous civic and professional organizations. Expert witness testimony has been provided before the U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Louisiana District Courts, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribal Court, and local specialty courts.

Ted A. Magee
Supervisory Special Agent
Internal Revenue Service
 
Ted works as a Supervisory Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service. He supervises eleven special agents covering the Middle and Western Judicial Districts of Louisiana who are responsible for the investigation of federal financial crimes and who are members of numerous task forces including Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Review Task Forces, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), and Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). He also had extensive investigative experience in criminal violations of federal financial statutes including the crimes of tax evasion, false tax returns, money laundering, structuring, and other related financial crimes.  Substantial case experience in asset forfeiture, undercover operations, informal value transfer systems, and nominee ownership. He is well experienced in Public Accounting.
He is qualified as an expert witness in forensic accounting, money laundering, and structuring in multiple federal criminal trials. He is a Certified Instructor – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). He is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and also worked as an Instructor for the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana.

Toby Groves
Researcher & Consultant
Groves Research and Consulting
 
With his work and story featured on NPR, in the CPA Journal, and studied by business schools around the country, Toby Groves presents groundbreaking research in engaging and entertaining demonstrations for professional and academic interests. His presentations are an eye-opening, “must see” for anyone interested in understanding the fascinating psychological science behind our organizational behaviors, and particularly those involved in auditing, governance, culture, compliance, or leadership.
 
Educated in psychology and forensic accounting, Groves researches the roles that individual and group psychology play in aberrant organizational behaviors. The results shattered his long held assumptions about the processes behind these events. Using groundbreaking research, interactive demonstrations, and a compelling personal story, Groves inspires audiences around the country to think differently and make real progress towards understanding and improving our processes.

 
 
 
 
 
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